SCHAUMBURG -- The Building Owners and Managers Association of Suburban Chicago announced the winners of the local TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Award at its “The TOBY Dinner – A Celebration of Teamwork” event in Rosemont.
The celebration took place at Gibsons Steakhouse in Rosemont, and featured guest speaker Dave Savini, investigative reporter from CBS 2 Chicago.
BOMA/Suburban Chicago named four local winners this year. The properties were selected for the effectiveness of their overall management in 11 categories, including community impact, tenant relations, energy management, emergency preparedness, and training for personnel.  Detailed property inspections, floor plans, and building standards completed their entry portfolios and allowed the judges to thoroughly examine all facets of the properties and their management. The high participation in the program again this year required four teams of judges who crisscrossed the greater Chicagoland area over two days inspecting mechanical rooms, climbing on roofs, reviewing management procedures, and rating entry portfolios.
The winners of a local TOBY Award for 2012/13 from BOMA/Suburban Chicago are:
Under 100,000 Square Feet: Summit Oaks, managed by NAI Hiffman Asset Management, LLC    
Summit Oaks is an upgraded Class B office building. NAI Hiffman’s philosophy is to address every assignment as though they were the owner, and to view those assignments from a focused, strategic angle.
100,000-249,999 Square Feet: Corporate Lakes III, managed by Colliers International
Corporate Lakes III is a Class A commercial office building. Colliers management philosophy is simply to “Service our Tenants to the best of our ability with utmost Courtesy and Professionalism”.  They take pride in running a clean, efficient, green building, with an atmosphere of friendliness and safety for those working and visiting.
250,000-499,999 Square Feet: One Rotary Center, managed by Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois Inc.
One Rotary Center is a LEED-EB Gold Certified Class A office building and the world headquarters for Rotary International. Attracting approximately 2,000 visitors yearly from around the world creates unique management needs. The team works with Rotary to coordinate hosting visitors while maintaining the property without disruption to tenants.
Medical Office Building: Silver Cross Health Center - Pavilion B, managed by HSA Prime Care    
Silver Cross Health Center Pavilion B is a state-of-the-art medical office building on the campus of the new Silver Cross Hospital.  The Center preceded the construction of the Hospital – a strategic move that enabled physicians to set up their practices and attract patients to the hospital’s new location.   HSA’s property management professionals focus on enhancing the patient experience in a professional environment while preserving and creating value in the real estate asset.
These properties will advance to the Regional level where their competition will come from buildings located in Chicago, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio.  All Regional winners will be honored, and the International TOBY Award winners announced live on June 25, 2013, at the TOBY Banquet during the BOMA International Every Building Show and Conference in San Diego, Calif.